Establishment of Animal Health Institute:
Punjab Council got notified a high powered committee by the State
Govt. which was headed by Dr.C.M.Singh, President ,Veterinary
Council Of India to look into the on-going health programmers for
animal welfare in the State and suggest improvement measures
wherever necessary to provide the livestock with efficient health
cover. On the recommendation of this committee, the Animal Health
Institute has been established at Jalandhar at an annual cost of
PUNJAB VETERINARY JOURNAL,
a bi-annual journal:
Punjab Council decided to launch a bi-annual journal under the
name "Punjab Veterinarian"(now Punjab Veterinary Journal) way back
in the year 1993. The field veterinarians and the researchers in
the field of Veterinary Animal Sciences contribute articles for
this journal. A common platform has, thus, been provided for an
interaction between field veterinarians on one side and the
research workers to take up research assignments as per
requirements of the field. This is also going to contribute
continuing education of our Vets.
Post-graduation for in-service veterinarians:
It was on the recommendation of the Punjab Council that a Scheme
was instituted in the Department of Animal Husbandry wherein a
provision was made to send 10 vets every year in various
disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences for post graduate
studies on full pay and allowances. The period is treated as on
duty. Besides, every such a veterinarian is proved with an another
sum of Rs.10,000/- per annum for stationery and purposes of thesis
Observance of Anti Rabbi Week: The
State Govt. approved the recommendation of the Punjab Council that
Anti-Rabic Week may be observed every year during the month of
October. The Department of Animal husbandry has started
observing the same. During the week ,vaccination against rabies
has to be taken up on large scale so that the dogs are protected
and the spread of disease checked to a considerable degree.
Spaying of bitches is also an important component of the programme.
Radio, television and print media are to be utilized to bring
about awakening particularly among the dog lovers/breeders against
the spread of disease and protection of their animals in this
behalf. Functions are to be arranged in cities and towns of the
state where besides the above , lectures are delivered to the dog
lovers in respect of up keep of the dogs on most modern lines and
their protection against various canine diseases. The experts from
the college of vety sciences are also associated for the purpose
at the main State level function.
Meat Inspection by Veterinarians: Local
self Govt. has acceded to the request of the Punjab Council that
the meat being sold in the state would, require the anti mortem
and post mortem inspection by a veterinarian. The job can't be
assigned to any other person other than a registered veterinary
practitioner in the state. The Govt. has also agreed upon to
provide suitable honorarium to the vets engaged in meat inspection
depending upon the number of animals slaughtered in a particular
slaughter house. Such a scale has been prescribed.
Private Vety. Clinics: Punjab
Govt. has approved a scheme for opening of private vety clinics in
the state. One such clinic is established at cost of Rs.3.50 lac.
10% of which is the amount of subsidy in general areas of the
State whereas it is 15 % in border districts of the state.
Issuance of Scheduled Vety Drugs : The
department of animal husbandry, Punjab has issued instructions to
it's medical store depot to issue scheduled vety drugs only to the
registered veterinary practitioners on the recommendations of the
Performance for Health & Post Mortem Certificate:
Punjab Council has Designed Performa's for animal health and post
Rules to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act: This
Council was instrumental for adoption of central rules to the
prevention of cruelty to animals Act in the state of Punjab
Introduction Of rabbits: A
scheme has been instituted by the Department of Animal Husbandry
for the introduction of rabbits in the state of Punjab on the
advice of the Punjab council and the department has already
established a rabbit-breeding farm for the purpose.
Visit of registered vety practitioners to veterinary dispensaries
Headed by Vety pharmacists: The
Department of Animal husbandry has issued instructions to al the
veterinary officers in the state to visit the vety dispensaries in
their area of operation regularly and report the work done to the
districts/State Headquarters . This will ensure quality service to
the livestock owners.
Introduction of course in respect of fish diseases : The
state is moving fast towards blue revolution and in the process
the farmers engaged in fish farming .
On persuasion of Punjab Vety, council students of BVsc & AH in the
college of vety. sciences Ludhiana has now introduced a course on
Strengthening of the course on rabitery : There
was a small course on rabitery as per Minimum Standards of Vety
Education, which has been Strengthened by the PAU on persuasion of
the Punjab Council.
Holding of Workshops and seminar: The
holding of animal husbandry workshops/seminars by the college of
vety. Science and department of Animal Husbandry has gone quite
irregular. It has been now decided to hold these
workshops/seminars twice in an year regularly on the suggestion of
Setting up of the Council Library: It
has been decided to set up Council's Library and the process has
been set in motion.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences to be one of the subject
for IFS Examination : The
matter was taken up with the Govt. of India in the Ministry Of
Environment & Forest. The said ministry take up the issue with the
UPSC. This subject is now included as one of the subjects for IFS
Guide Lines for setting up of Diary Complexes outside
the instance of the Punjab Council the state Government has agreed
in principle to take the Diary Complexes outside Municipal Limits.
Opening of Veterinary Hospitals/Institutions headed by Vets: There
are 1357 veterinary hospitals and 1534 vety. Dispensaries in the
State. The hospitals are headed by veterinarians.
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